Oak View Group

Oak View Group

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Manager| McCormick Place Convention Center - Oak View Group (Chicago · IL)

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The DE&I Manager is a new position within OVG’s DE&I team charged with building DE&I programs that will significantly increase opportunities for diverse suppliers, employees, and community partners. The ideal candidate will build strong relationships in the business community and be both a strategist and implementer in connecting diverse suppliers to procurement opportunities across McCormick Place and regionally.

This role will pay a salary of $75,000 to $110,000.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).


  • In collaboration with VP of DE&I oversee the assessment, development, and implementation of formal Supplier Diversity Program at McCormick Place and regionally
  • Assist with implementation of OVG initiatives related to DE&I at McCormick Place and regionally
  • Act as a liaison with diverse vendors & pre-screen suppliers at McCormick Place and regionally to support growth of OVG’s enterprise wide Supplier Diversity Program
  • Assist with on-going communication to diverse suppliers
  • Assist with 2nd Tier reporting
  • Create vendor by commodity listing from database & RFP tracking spreadsheets
  • Assist with surveys for the Supplier Diversity program interacting with HR and various banking related groups
  • Assist with event planning and maintain vendor contact information from networking events
  • Follow up with Sourcing managers and assist with finding suppliers to include in upcoming RFPs and track which vendors are included and which vendors are awarded business
  • Assist with mentoring program, providing additional guidance to vendors to help them with the bidding process
  • Coordinating meetings with diverse vendors
  • Assist with supplier diversity event planning
  • Annually, create and submit supplier diversity plans, and summary reporting
  • Participates in outreach activities including tradeshows, matchmaking and other networking supplier diversity events to create awareness of OVG’s supplier diversity program and opportunities.
  • Collaborates with sales, sourcing, marketing, and communications organizations to understand corporate commitments, customer needs, and requirements.
  • Quarterly, analyze small business and MBE data to: (1) review trending to goals, (2) mitigate risk to achieving small business goals.


  • Minimim of 3-5 year supplier diversity experience, preferably for venue management industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • Procurement knowledge highly preferred
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Superb problem solving and analytic skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills with ability to manage detailed, concurrent tasks